Why It Matters

Decisions that affect our everyday lives are made by three levels of government: Federal, Provincial and Municipal. Our municipal government, the City of Ottawa, has all or partial responsibility for many services:

  • Housing and Shelter
  • Public Health
  • Employment and Financial Assistance
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Public Library
  • Paramedics
  • Fire Department
  • Long Term Care
  • Police and Crime Prevention
  • Community Funding
  • Public Transit and Roads
  • Protection of Green Spaces and the Environment
  • Cultural Services
  • Water and Sewage
  • Garbage and Recycling
  • Child care